Tottenham Hotspur could be set to seal one of the biggest deals of the European summer transfer window, with the North London club pursuing the signing of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
Reports indicate new Juve manager Maurizio Sarri has deemed Dybala surplus to requirements, and the 25-year-old has not been short of high-profile suitors already.
Manchester United have pursued the Argentine in a swap deal involving Belgian hitman Romelu Lukaku, but the transfer appears to have been held up by agent fees.
Spurs are now ready to swoop in a deal worth €70 million, according to The Guardian, and a report by Sky Italia even goes as far as suggesting an agreement is already in place.
While there may still be plenty of water to go under the bridge in this relatively fresh transfer saga, the signs are good for Spurs just a few days out from the English transfer deadline.
Couple that with their links to Real Betis star Giovanni Lo Celso and FC Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho – rumoured to be available on loan – and suddenly Spurs’ chances of doing damage in the 2019-20 campaign are strong.
With players of that quality on board, complimenting the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of firepower to draw on to better last season’s fourth-placed finish.
To compete with the best in the Champions League, as Tottenham will do, bringing in the best players is a necessity. Dybala, among others, will come as statement signing for a club that went an entire year without new blood.
Such would be the injection of fresh talent – if indeed it comes off – that it would likely offset the rumoured departure of Christian Eriksen, also in the sights of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.
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The new Premier League season kicks off on Friday night when Liverpool host newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield.